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Clavulanate Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with clavulanate:

Major

Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Includes Clavulanate) ↔ Hepatotoxicity

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

The administration of amoxicillin-clavulanate has infrequently been associated with hepatotoxicity such as elevations in serum transaminases, bilirubin, and/or alkaline phosphatase. The histologic findings on liver biopsy have consisted of predominantly cholestatic and/or hepatocellular changes. Symptoms may occur during or several weeks after therapy. The hepatotoxicity is generally reversible, although deaths have been reported on rare occasions, mostly in patients with serious underlying diseases or concomitant use of other medications. Liver enzyme abnormalities have also been observed with the use of amoxicillin or ampicillin alone. According to the manufacturer, therapy with amoxicillin-clavulanate should be administered cautiously in patients with evidence of hepatic dysfunction. Periodic monitoring of liver function is recommended during prolonged therapy. The use of amoxicillin-clavulanate is contraindicated in patients with a history of cholestatic jaundice or hepatic dysfunction associated with the drug.

References

  1. Ryley NG, Fleming KA, Chapman RWG "Focal destructive cholangiopathy associated with amoxycillin/clavulanic acid (augmentin)." J Hepatol 23 (1995): 278-82
  2. Verhamme M, Ramboer C, Van De Bruaene P, Inderadjaja N "Cholestatic hepatitis due to an amoxycillin/clavulanic acid preparation." J Hepatol 9 (1989): 260-4
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  5. Larrey D, Vial T, Micaleff A, et al. "Hepatitis associated with amoxycillin-clavulanic acid combination report of 15 cases." Gut 33 (1992): 368-71
  6. Wong FS, Ryan J, Dabkowski P, Dudley FJ, Sewell RB, Smallwood RA "Augmentin-induced jaundice." Med J Aust 154 (1991): 698-701
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  10. Limauro DL, ChanTompkins NH, Carter RW, Brodmerkel GJ, Agrawal RM "Amoxicillin/clavulanate-associated hepatic failure with progression to Stevens-Johnson syndrome." Ann Pharmacother 33 (1999): 560-4
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  12. Silvain C, Fort E, Levillain P, Labat-Labourdette J, Beauchant M "Granulomatous hepatitis due to combination of amoxacillin and clavulanic acid." Dig Dis Sci 37 (1992): 150-2
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Moderate

Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Includes Clavulanate) ↔ Pku

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Phenylketonuria

Some amoxicillin chewable tablets and suspensions products contain phenylalanine. The phenylalanine content should be considered when these products are used in patients who must restrict their intake of phenylalanine (i.e. phenylketonurics).

References

  1. "Product Information. Augmentin (amoxicillin-clavulanate)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.

clavulanate drug Interactions

There are 25 drug interactions with clavulanate

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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